The Heart’s Wisdom
Four meditations for Cultivating Love, Compassion, Joy, and Equanimity
The Brahmaviharas, also know as the Divine Abidings or Immeasurables, are four Buddhist meditation practices that help us arouse the heart’s wisdom.
They are a progressive series of meditations, which start with loving-kindness, then explore the interaction of loving-kindness with suffering and joy, then finally culminate in an insightful appreciation of the impermanent nature of both the highs and the lows that occur in our lives.
Through the practice of the Brahmaviharas you can come to a profound sense of peace, an almost divine release from expectations, from judgement, and from the desire to control what is beyond your power to control.
With this release arises a profound sense of calmness and a deep and enduring level of patience, a powerful sense of stillness and non-reactivity. You can arrive eventually at a deep acceptance of reality that is the fullness of the heart’s wisdom.